National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Society headquartered in Washington D.C. Is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. The National Geographic Society operates in all parts of the world and studies and reports on matters pertaining to world history, archeology, natural science, geography and world wide cultures. The mission of the society is to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world's culture, historical and natural history.

Address
Communications Department
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Washington, D.C. 20036-4688
E-mail
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Fax
(202) 828-6679
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Overfishing leaves swaths of Mediterranean barren

Centuries of overexploitation of fish and other marine resources — as well as invasion of fish from the Red Sea — have turned some formerly healthy ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea into barren places, an unprecedented ...

Mar 01, 2012
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'Talking dictionaries' document vanishing languages

Digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of the world's most endangered languages. Linguists from National Geographic's Enduring Voices project who are racing to document and revitalize struggling languages are ...

Feb 17, 2012
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Songbirds fly 3 times faster than expected (Video)

A York University researcher has tracked the migration of songbirds by outfitting them with tiny geolocator backpacks - a world first - revealing that scientists have underestimated their flight performance ...

Feb 12, 2009
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